Roasted ground coffee is still by far the biggest category in the
German coffee market, but sales dropped by 2 per cent last year as
consumers switched to more exciting variants such as Cappuccino and
Espresso, writes Chris Jones.
A brand of wine packaged in Tetra Prisma 500ml packaging has been
launched in the US. This is the first wine to packaged in this way,
and the company behind it believes it offers consumers greater
convenience and freshness.
Eating chocolate during pregnancy could make your baby happier and
livelier, according to Finnish researchers, who suggest that
chocolate's mood altering chemicals could be passed on to the baby
in the womb.
Intensified competition in the ingredients marketplace and
disappointing orders for Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBE) following
the new chocolate rules leads to job losses at Danish fats and oils
firm Aarhus United.
Cadcam developer Delcam has reported that sales for the year to
31st December 2003 were £20.5 million, an increase of 8.5 per cent
on the previous best annual sales of £18.9 million. Food and
beverage packaging has increasingly become...
Global chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut said that recent
acquisitions had boosted its six month figures, with net profit
showing double-digit growth. But low cocoa prices affected
activities at the processing arm of the company.
Natural colours UK firm Overseal Foods is set to carve a deeper
position in the US market, signing a new distribution deal with US
company RFI Ingredients and meeting growing demand for natural
colouring foodstuffs, writes Lindsey...
DSM Food Specialties, the leading producer of ingredient solutions,
has launched a new scanning kit that it claims can identify the
presence of antibiotics in milk more accurately. The product is in
line with traditional testing systems...
Growing through international expansion, chewing gum giant Wm.
Wrigley Jr has closed on a €215 million deal to acquire the Joyco
gum and confectionery businesses from Agrolimen, a privately-held
Spanish food conglomerate. The acquisition...
Building on its position as a leading sweetner alternative in the
confectionery sector, ingredients firm Arla Food will see its
low-cal, low-carb tagatose sweetener emblazoned on the packaging of
a new range of juices, notably at...
Elizabeth Shaw is celebrating 40 years in the confectionery
business with the re-launch of its market-leading liqueur chocolate
brand Famous Names, with a new design that uses a packaging
technique never used before in the sector.